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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is the bus unable to leave as scheduled?
(a) The weather is too perilous.
(b) The roads out of the city are blocked.
(c) The driver can't be found.
(d) There is engine trouble.
2. What does the narrator see Selam doing at her apartment one night?
(a) Drying dishes.
(b) Watching television.
(c) Reading a book.
(d) Standing on the balcony.
3. What is the narrator looking for at Selam's apartment building?
(a) Smoke from the fireplace.
(b) The blinds to open.
(c) The pigeons roosting on the roof.
(d) A light in the kitchen window.
4. Why do two policeman enter the Luxurious Bus?
(a) To look for a runaway girl.
(b) To stop a riot.
(c) To talk to the village chief.
(d) To remove the sick man.
5. Jubril was baptized into which religion?
Short Answer Questions
1. Who tells this story?
2. The soldier wants to be a farmer or a ____________________.
3. What does the soldier carry onto the bus?
4. The narrator and her best friend vacation with ___________________.
5. What place does Selam have in her family?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is at the base of all the trivial conflicts in the story?
2. What is the message of the story at the end?
3. What ban by the Nigerian government takes place just prior to the opening of the story, "Luxurious Hearses"?
4. How is the story, "What Language is That"? different from the other stories in this book?
5. What is the main point of the story, "What Language is That"?
6. How do the policemen who take the sick man off the bus represent the corruption that exists in the country?
7. Who is Hadiya and how does she impact the relationship between the narrator and Selam?
8. Why are the passengers on the bus infused with a sense of urgency?
9. Why are the narrator and Selam no longer allowed to play together?
10. What is the narrator's father's advice to Selam regarding eating pork?
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